- Publish Date
- Monday, 19 December 2016, 3:11PM
As Barack Obama's time at The White House comes to a close, the staff have taken every opportunity to have a bit of fun with the President.
Pete Souza, the official White House Photographer, took to Instagram over the weekend to share their latest work: a very festive prank.
"We've been joking that we should move the snowmen a few feet closer to the Oval Office every day to see if anyone noticed," Souza said on Instagram. "Then we realised the snowmen were too heavy to easily lift. But finally this morning before the President came to the office, some helpful staff-I won't say who-moved all the snowmen so each one was peeking through a different window into the Oval."
The following day he posted another one from a different angle:
Obama took it in good spirits apparently (we wouldn't really expect anything less from such a legend).
Of course the Twittersphere erupted too:
Deplorable Snowman: "Very Soon we will make the 'White House' as white as snow.... once more... ... and forever"— Tora Shae (@BlackMajiik) December 17, 2016
Mr. President, don’t look now, but he’s doing it again.— Dianna E Anderson (@diannaeanderson) December 17, 2016
Obama: Joe, the disguise won’t work. We have to leave.
Snowman: Joe who? I’m Snow! pic.twitter.com/0BLLFjYJ2g
BIDEN: lol remember that movie Jack Frost— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) December 17, 2016
OBAMA: yeah it was bad
BIDEN: shit I already turned myself into a snowman
OBAMA: that sucks pic.twitter.com/utcIYwh1Fr
Obama: Has anyone seen Joe?— The Dark Knight (@CityJohn) December 17, 2016
Obama: Just don't let him find the snowman costume. You remember last year. pic.twitter.com/no2kKJECan